March 19th, 2012
08:40 PM ET

Bill Burton on Bill Maher Donation: "won't defend vulgarity"

CNN's Erin Burnett talks to Bill Burton, former White House Deputy Press Secretary and co-founder of Priorities USA Action,  a pro-Obama super pac about Bill Maher's controversial donation.

Filed under: Politics
March 19th, 2012
08:38 PM ET

Sgt. Robert Bales' fmr. football coach: "excellent kid"

CNN's Erin Burnett speaks to Joe MillerSgt. Robert Bales' former football coach about knowing the American soldier accused of killing 16 Afghan civilians.

Filed under: Crime
March 19th, 2012
08:31 PM ET

Erin's Essay: RNC "War on Women" Ad

CNN's Erin Burnett found herself in a GOP ad called "War on Women." But is there a war on women?


Filed under: Erin's Essay
The Number: How corrupt is your state?
March 19th, 2012
07:28 PM ET

The Number: How corrupt is your state?

An 18-month investigation conducted by the nonprofit groups Center for Public Integrity, Global Integrity and Public Radio International has determined your state's risk of corruption.

You can find a detailed look at the accountability of all 50 states here.

What grade did your state receive? Do you agree with your state's rank? What should government do to eliminate corruption?

Filed under: The Number
March 19th, 2012
05:30 PM ET

You may own stock in Apple without knowing it

CNN's Wolf Blitzer talks to Erin Burnett about Americans owning stock in Apple without knowing they do.

Here is the latest news on Apple's dividend and stock buyback announcement via CNNMoney.com:

Apple on Monday announced plans for much of the $97.6 billion in cash it has accumulated from massive iPod, iPhone, iPad and Macintosh sales.

The company said it would begin giving shareholders a quarterly dividend of $2.65 per share sometime its fiscal fourth quarter, which begins in July. Apple last offered a dividend in 1995 .

Apple (AAPLFortune 500) will also buy back $10 billion of its own shares over three years, beginning in October.

"We have used some of our cash to make great investments in our business through increased research and development, acquisitions, new retail store openings, strategic prepayments and capital expenditures in our supply chain, and building out our infrastructure," Tim Cook, Apple's CEO, said in a prepared statement.

"Even with these investments, we can maintain a war chest for strategic opportunities and have plenty of cash to run our business. So we are going to initiate a dividend and share repurchase program," he added.

Filed under: News • Tech
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